Jumping the Grooveshark: A Case Study in DMCA Safe Harbor Abuse

3 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2011

Date Written: December 21, 2011

Abstract

This commentary examines the controversy over Grooveshark, an on-demand music streaming service that has provided access to much of the catalogs of the major record labels without licenses from three of the four majors. It raises questions about how such reliable access could have been sustained under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's notice and take-down regime and highlights real problems plaguing legitimate commerce in the digital music marketplace.

Keywords: Copyright, DMCA

Suggested Citation

Menell, Peter S., Jumping the Grooveshark: A Case Study in DMCA Safe Harbor Abuse (December 21, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1975579 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1975579

Peter S. Menell (Contact Author)

UC Berkeley School of Law ( email )

2240 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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